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lucidcg
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Bridge Two Fios Actiontec Routers

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Hello,

 

I have two actiontec mi424-wr (rev c.) routers.  One is connected to the ONT via coaxial cable.  I purchased the other to put on a different floor of my house because the wireless signal was weak.  At the time I thought that all I had to do was split the coax and ru one to it to get it to receive internet, but I later read that this would not work without paying for the internet service twice.  After testing - it did not work.

 

 

So I can a cat-6 cable from one floor to the other.  Now I would like to bridge the two devices so I can get wired & wireless internet via the 2nd router.  I connected the ethernet cable to a lan port on the original router and into the WAN port of the secondary one.  However, the internet light turns orange and is unable to get the internet. 

 

 

Does anyone know of any settings that need to be employed on either the original router (connected to ONT) or the secondary one (connected with cat6 in the WAN)? 

 

 

I appreciate any assistance.

 

 

Thanks,

C.

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Re: Bridge Two Fios Actiontec Routers

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I am not sure, since I do not have FIOS - but how about this...

 

portforward.com > forum -› Knowledge Base -› Using a Second router as a Switch/Hub/WAP

 

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BrianMcD
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Re: Bridge Two Fios Actiontec Routers

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You should be able to get the 2nd Actiontec to work off the Coax if it has been configured correctly.

 

Take a look at this FAQ:

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#15984

 

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Re: Bridge Two Fios Actiontec Routers

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Lucidcg, If your first router is coax from ONT that router you should not have to configure. For your 2nd router on the 2nd floor seems like you have it wired correctly from the LAN port on first router to WAN port on 2nd router (upstairs). So the upstairs router WAN port would get configured an IP address of 192.168.1.xxx . You would need to login to the router on the 2nd floor & change the IP address scheme so it wont conflict with the first floor router. So you can try changing the LAN side of the 2nd floor router to 192.168.2.xxx. So any device that connects wired or wireless to the upstairs router would be assigned a local ip of 192.168.2.xxx. Hope this helps Brett

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